Accession Number:

AD0285045

Title:

PROJECT 861 ORBIT PROGRAMS

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Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

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Report Date:

1962-08-31

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

In the Project 861 system, a radar will make observations on the Project 861 orbit and record these on magnetic tape or, alternatively, on teletype tape. This tape will be processed by a point-selection program which filters the dataAND REDUCES THE AMOUNT TO A MANAGEABLE SIZE. A coordinate-conversion program then maps the data from the radar coordinate system to the geocentric equatorial system. An orbit-fitting program fits to the transformed data a Keplerian orbit. The orbit parameters are then used by a parameter-prediction program for ultimate input to the pointing program which supplies paper tapes with driving information for the Project 861 antennas. The coordinate-conversion program and the orbitfitting program are described. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE